One of the problems with American media is that they are so opposed to Trump that they believe anything he says absolutely must be false.
We saw this play out over and over throughout Trump’s presidency.
Now some of them are starting to admit that they dismissed the idea of COVID leaking from the lab in Wuhan just because Trump said it.
FOX News reports:
Reporters admit dismissing Wuhan lab leak theory in part because Republicans proposed it
Journalists continued to acknowledge Sunday that the media’s longstanding dismissal of the Wuhan “lab-leak” theory was in part due to Republicans pitching it.
Once widely cast aside as a racist “conspiracy theory” and “fringe” nonsense, the possibility that the coronavirus accidentally leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology has gained increasing credence in recent weeks. The saga has led to yet another reckoning for mainstream media journalists about groupthink and bias in the industry…
ABC News Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl suggested on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that figures like Trump and Pompeo were not taken seriously by members of the media, saying “now serious people are saying it needs a serious inquiry.”
“Yes, I think a lot of people have egg on their face,” Karl said. “This was an idea that was first put forward by Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, Donald Trump, and look some things may be true even if Donald Trump said them. Because Trump was saying so much else, that was just out of control, and because he was, you know, making a frankly racist appeal talking about Kung Flu, and the China virus, he said flatly this came from that lab, and it was widely dismissed … but now serious people are saying it needs a serious inquiry.”
Watch the video below:
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) May 30, 2021
The media intentionally politicized this whole thing against Trump last year.
Full Pottinger: "Absolutely essential" to find out Covid origins
In an interview with #MTP, former Trump Deputy National Security Adviser Pottinger discusses the possibility that Covid leaked from a lab in Wuhan & whether the U.S. can get to the truth. https://t.co/sfWP85b02G pic.twitter.com/tFgcljq9on
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 30, 2021
Most MSM reporters didn’t “ignore” the lab leak theory, they actively crapped all over it for over a year while pretending to be objective out of a toxic mix of confirmation bias, source bias (their scientist sources lied to them), group think, TDS and general incompetence.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) May 29, 2021
All of their credibility is gone and it’s not coming back any time soon.